Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto, Belo Horizonte

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A museum dedicated to the history of Belo Horizonte, and fittingly located in the only remaining farmhouse from the old Curral d'El Rey--farmland replaced by the new planned city--Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto plays an important role in preserving the identity of the city. The charming, quaint appearance of the building itself is as impressive as the exhibits it contains, all the more so given its historical context. Possessed of numerous interesting historical pieces, including furniture, clothing, photos, architectural designs, and much more, the museum's contents convey a real sense of the city’s past. Make Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto part of your personalized Belo Horizonte itinerary using our Belo Horizonte vacation route planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Abílio Barreto Historic Museum is the most important and famous Museum of Belo Horizonte for telling your story in a collection. Not to be missed.
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  • July 21, 2017
    I enjoyed seeing the early diagrams and charts of the first settlers to this part of a little explored continent. I enjoyed both the old house, the new modern annex, and the park-like grounds.  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Famous for stating where the city of Belo Horizonte was born in a region of very green and with a lot of knowledge exposed in the form of objects.
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  • May 5, 2017
    Great museum
  • August 28, 2016
    Very good museum where you can learn more about the beautiful Belo Horizonte
  • July 7, 2016
    Showwwww
  • July 5, 2016
    Nice place

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Where to stay in Belo Horizonte

Most of the city's accommodations lie within the inner ring road, in close proximity to the best attractions in Belo Horizonte. For convenience, look to stay in the vicinity of Praça Raul Soares, the city's central park and rotary. You can also find a range of high-rise hotels a bit farther south, in the neighborhoods of Boa Viagem and Savassi, close to Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos. About 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, the 1940s neighborhood of Pampulha stands out as one of the most interesting places to visit in Belo Horizonte, and offers a decent selection of lodgings near the airport.
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